Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction in Ontario

Let NewLife Fertility Centre Help with Ovulation Induction

If you’ve unsuccessfully tried to get pregnant, it may be time to explore your treatment options. For couples struggling with fertility issues, ovulation induction is typically one of the first treatments we recommend at NewLife Fertility Centre. Our experienced team has performed this treatment countless times, and we’d be happy to help you consider ovulation induction as an option. We realize natural conception is challenging, if not impossible, for some, and our Ontario fertility clinic aims to help you through this challenging process. If you’re struggling with fertility despite attempts at natural conception, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

How Does Ovulation Induction Work? 

Ovulation induction is one of the most common solutions to fertility issues. During this process, your doctor at NewLife Fertility Centre will use medication to stimulate ovulation rather than allowing it to occur naturally. Normal ovulation happens every month or so and only releases one egg. However, some women experience irregular ovulation or none at all. Ovulation induction increases your chances of conception by instating a more regular ovulation schedule. This way, you can conceive naturally or use fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization.

When to Choose Ovulation Induction Over Other Treatments

Fortunately, ovulation induction is a viable treatment option for many of our patients at NewLife Fertility Centre. In general, we recommend this treatment to women with unexplained fertility issues or those who aren’t ovulating normally. Women with hormonal problems or polycystic ovary syndrome might also find success with ovulation induction. Couples with no male factor infertility are also often recommended ovulation induction. At our fertility clinic, we welcome all women and couples who are looking for answers when it comes to fertility problems.

Types of Medication for Ovulation Induction

There is no one medication for ovulation induction. Instead, the team at NewLife Fertility Centre will look at your medical history and other factors to determine which is best for you. Often called “fertility drugs,” each of these medications has a different function and can be taken alone or in combination with another drug. Generally speaking, these medications help the ovaries release one or more mature eggs at each ovulation cycle, increasing the chance of pregnancy. Common types of medication include:

  • Oral medications such as Clomid and Letrozole, which induce multiple egg production
  • Injectable medications containing Follicle Stimulating Hormone or Luteinizing Hormone, which are effective for those who haven’t found success with oral medications.

Be Aware of Ovulation Induction’s Side Effects

As with any other medication or procedure, there are several side effects you should be aware of. The medications associated with ovulation induction can result in mild or severe symptoms that go away within a few weeks. Common symptoms include bloating, headaches, hot flashes, and weight gain. Sometimes patients also experience nausea, shortness of breath, blurry vision, and pain in the pelvic region as well. If these symptoms are severe or continue for more than a few weeks, please get in touch with NewLife Fertility Centre for professional attention.

Optimistic Success Rates for Ovulation Induction

Because each patient is unique, it’s difficult to say just how effective ovulation induction will be on a case by case basis. To ensure success, the team at NewLife Fertility Centre closely monitors every patient with bloodwork and ultrasounds for the duration of treatment. We’ll also discuss any additional fertility techniques that might be used in combination with ovulation induction, such as intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization. In general, we can say ovulation induction increases your chances of pregnancy from 2-10% each month to up to 20%. While this doesn’t quite equal normal fertility rates, this medication does get you much closer to conception.

Ask Our Friendly Staff for More Information on Treatments

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant for the first time or are attempting to navigate your pregnancy symptoms, NewLife Fertility Centre is Toronto’s go-to for quality care. Our team is well-equipped with years of training and expertise to help you on your fertility journey. No matter your medical conditions or family history, we’ll work with you to find a solution to your fertility issues. We understand finding out how to get pregnant has an emotional aspect just as crucial as the physical one. With the assistance of our compassionate, friendly staff, we help you achieve the best experience at our fertility clinic. Contact us today to learn more about ovulation induction and other treatment options.

There are several oral and injectable medications that are used to stimulate the ovaries to assist with the ovulation process or to produce more than one egg during a fertility cycle.

These are called ovulation induction medications or “fertility drugs” – which stimulate the ovaries to release one or more mature eggs and increase the chance of pregnancy.

Because each medication has a different mechanism of action, they can be taken alone or in combination with each other.

The decision to prescribe one medication over another will depend on a woman’s menstrual history and what type of cycle our fertility experts have planned.

Types Of Medications

  • Oral medications such as Clomid and Letrozole will either induce egg production in patients who are not ovulating or in some cases induce multiple egg production when it is desirable to do so.
  • Injectable medications that contain Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing hormone (LH) – which are hormones that stimulate follicle production in the ovaries – may be used to induce ovulation in patients who:
    • Are resistant or unresponsive to oral medication
    • Who have attempted oral medications without success
    • Require extra egg production.
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